This article is in reference to the tragic events that occurred that occurred recently in Milwaukee.
Uber Milwaukee and Chicago area
With this unfortunate and sad story there's not much that was in the hands of the passengers. Some safety reminders below as an increase in taxi and Uber use rises during the holiday season.
5 Important things you can do to keep yourself safe:
VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE DRIVER AND THEIR CAR BEFORE YOU JUMP IN THE SEAT
The Uber app provides riders with their driver’s first name, photo, license plate number and a picture of the vehicle and their driver’s rating. Verify this information ALWAYS!
WAIT INDOORS FOR YOUR RIDE TO ARRIVE
This is sure to keep you in a safe spot and not potentially waiting alone or in a poor lit area.
KEEP IN CONTACT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Let people know where you are going and maybe even a timeline of when you'll be there so they know when to expect you.
CONSIDER THE DRIVER’S RATING ON THE APP
These rating exist for a reason and it is to keep you informed
MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE HAS A GOOD CHARGE ANYTIME YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT